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Table of contents for week of May 16, 2003
NEWS & FEATURES
The real significance of the Jayson Blair scandal lies not in race, says Dan Kennedy, but in the weaknesses it revealed in the New York Times' mighty editor, Howell Raines.
An important new exhibit, "Illegal Art" - part of which will soon be showing in Cambridge - turns the chilling effects of draconian copyright law into raw artistic material. Richard Byrne reports.
That strange woman with all the cats - dead and alive - who's been railing away in defiance of the courts and the media may have a very real psychiatric disorder, says Clea Simon.
Campus speech codes elevate student comfort over intellectual debate and academic freedom. In Pennsylvania, a campus-civil-liberties group has just filed the first in a series of lawsuits questioning their constitutionality. According to Harvey A. Silverglate and Carl Takei, UMass may be next.
Many people are completely unaware that John Singer Sargent's Boston Public Library mural exists. Thanks to the conservation work of Gianfranco Pocobene, says Chris Wright, that may soon be changing.
In our Q&A Tamara Wieder talks with author and MIT research scientists Karl Iagnemma about a world divided between writing and robotics
In the Phoenix editorial we show how WMD were never really the point, and say that Tip O'Neill knew all about liberty - his name should be on the tunnel.
In "Out There," Kris Frieswick homes in on etiquette.
Kirsten Marcum finds hammocks for the lazy days of summer in "Urban Buy."
Plus, this just in:
Q&A : A victim of September 11 advocates peace
MEDIA : In Maine, a small step toward peace
FALSE ALARM : Bogus petition impedes fight for human rights
MEA CULPA : All the nonsense fit to print
OPEN LETTER : Dear Zadie Smith,
Letters to the editor
In Arts news, Mahler, Mahler, and more Mahler, plus lineups for FleetBoston Celebrity Series, Opera Boston, Tanglewood, and Gloucester Stage
In Galleries and Museums, the Gallery @ Green Street raises some questions
Close encounters with the Bard in Classical.
In Theater, The Fly-Bottle at Shakespeare & Company
In Performance, Pilobolus returns to Boston
Plan your week:
State of the art
Matt Ashare looks back on Uncle Tupelo, the band who invented alterna-country.
Sean Richardson says Alkaline Trio stay the course.
In Cellars By Starlight, Ted Drozdowski on Mighty Sam McClain, Sugar Ray Norcia, and Roomful of Blues.
Ted Drozdowski on Mike Patton's and Duane Denison's Tomahawk.
Franklin Bruno on Pere Ubu and the Girls.
Lloyd Schwartz on Pierre Boulez at Harvard and Emmanuel's final Schubert concert.
Also, live reviews of Cantata Singers at Jordan Hall, Glenn Branca at AS220, and 50 Cent at Avalon.
And last but not least, Roadtripping.
Also, short reviews of:
Duke Robillard & Herb Ellis : MORE CONVERSATIONS IN SWING
Cobra Verde : EASY LISTENING
The Special Goodness : LAND AIR SEA
Arab Strap : MONDAY AT THE HUG AND PINT
The Fleshtones : DO YOU SWING?
Darkest Hour : HIDDEN HANDS OF A SADIST NATION
Mstislav Rostropovich/Orchestre de Paris : DUTILLEUX AND LUTOSLAWSKI: CELLO CONCERTOS
Gary Susman says The Matrix reloads with more than blanks.
Chris Fujiwara on the savage cinema of Vera Chytilová.
Chris Fujiwara on the cool worlds of Owning Mahowny.
In Filmculture, Gerald Peary on Andrea Dworkin's brilliant documentary, Love and Diane.
Also, short reviews of:
LE PEUPLE MIGRATEUR/WINGED MIGRATION
DOWN WITH LOVE
L’HOMME DU TRAIN/THE MAN ON THE TRAIN
DOG STAR MAN
Carolyn Clay on Long Day's Journey into Night and A Day in the Death of Joe Egg on Broadway.
Bill Rodriguez sees Paula Vogel learn to thrive.
Jeffrey Gantz watches Boston Ballet go Marxist-Leninist in Romeo and Juliet.
Michael Bronski on Caroline Knapp's Appetites: Why Women Want (Counterpoint).
Hot Dots -- Monday 19, 8:00 (6) ABC’s 50th Anniversary Celebration. The network that brought us The Love Boat admits as much and holds it up as an example of entertainment excellence.
Dining Out: UpStairs on the Square (Monday Club Bar)
On the Cheap : Miami Restaurant
Noshing & Sipping : Dalí Restaurant sangria
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Spring 2003 Band Guide
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